Editorial Results (free)
1. Clash of Contenders
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy says his political plans last year didn’t include running for county mayor in 2014.
He was on U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen’s short list of recommendations for an open federal judgeship, a White House appointment he said he knew he might not get “the first time.”
2. Commission Votes Down Family-Planning Rebid
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Shelby County commissioners voted down a bid Monday, March 24, to rebid the county’s contract for federally funded family-planning services with Christ Community Health Services.
Some commissioners branded Commissioner Steve Mulroy’s effort to urge County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s administration to rebid the contract as a political effort. Mulroy is taking criticism from former Commissioner Deidre Malone in the three-way Democratic primary race for county mayor for his vote in favor of the contract in 2011.
3. Commission Votes Down Family Planning Services Rebid Resolution
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners voted down a bid Monday, March 24, to rebid the county’s contract for federally-funded family planning services with Christ Community Health Services.
And the commission rejected an August referendum item on eliminating any residency requirement from the Shelby County Charter for county government employees as well as Shelby County Schools teachers.
4. Commission Takes Up Family Planning Contract
- Monday, March 24, 2014
Shelby County commissioners Monday, March 24, take up an attempt to end the county’s contract for federally funded family planning and related health services with Christ Community Health Services.
5. Medtronic Volunteer Hours Grow in 2013
- Monday, January 20, 2014
Medtronic Spinal had 1,294 volunteers donate 4,222 hours to Mid-South nonprofit organizations in 2013 – a 51 percent increase from 859 volunteers donating 2,907 hours in 2012.
Last December, Medtronic Philanthropy announced two three-year Health Access Grants totaling $500,000 to be awarded to the Church Health Center, Christ Community Health Services and Healthy Shelby. Medtronic Philanthropy also matches all employee charitable contributions up to $50,000 to qualified organizations.
6. Baptist CEO Set to Retire Next May
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. President and CEO Stephen Reynolds will retire next May, with Jason Little, Baptist’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, taking over as the hospital system’s next president and CEO.
7. Medtronic Awards Trio Of Memphis Grants
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
Medtronic Inc. is awarding three Health Access Grants totaling half a million dollars to a trio of Memphis-area groups.
8. Medtronic Awards Trio of Memphis Grants
- Thursday, December 05, 2013
Medtronic Inc. is awarding three Health Access Grants totaling half a million dollars to a trio of Memphis-area groups.
9. Pote Builds Bridges Through Seedco Community Work
- Friday, November 22, 2013
Seedco is a national nonprofit whose mission statement since 1987 has been “to advance economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities in need.”
This is done, says Lisa Pote, senior vice president for Seedco’s Mid-South regional office, by working with individuals and businesses, and within the communities themselves, “to be a contribution to the communities that we’re in.” Seedco has been working within Shelby County since 2004, and has 30 employees.
10. Christ Community Health Services Breaks Ground in Frayser
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Leaders of Christ Community Health Services broke ground Tuesday, Nov. 19, for a new health center in Frayser.
The center at Thomas Street and Frayser Boulevard will work in tandem with Christ Community’s existing clinic at 3124 N. Thomas, in the nearby Northgate shopping center.
11. Christ Community Opens Women’s Health Center
- Monday, November 18, 2013
The two health care providers that competed two years ago for Shelby County government’s family planning services contract now have facilities in the same block of Poplar Avenue east of East Parkway.
12. Agape Helps Families Out of Homelessness
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Agape Child & Family Services continues to grow its Families In Transition program, which provides housing to homeless women who have children or are pregnant.
This year, the program will simultaneously serve 63 families, with an impact to more than 150 families.
13. Race for the Cure Ready at New Home
- Friday, October 25, 2013
Participants in Saturday’s Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure will see some significant changes this year.
One of them will be a change of scenery. After 20 years at The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, the race is moving to Carriage Crossing in Collierville.
14. Mobile Health Clinic Hits Streets to Help Homeless
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Baptist Memorial Health Care and Christ Community Health Services rolled out a new state-of-the-art mobile health clinic earlier this month, and the larger, modernized vehicle will give Baptist Operation Outreach the ability to treat more of the area’s homeless population in need of medical care.
15. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.
16. Blank Joins WKNO-FM As News Director
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Christopher Blank has joined WKNO-FM, the Mid-South affiliate of National Public Radio, as news director. Blank, who has produced feature stories for the station since 2011, will oversee local news production for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
17. Under the Microscope
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
A little-known federal program widely used in Memphis to provide hospitals and health centers that treat the nation’s most vulnerable patients with hefty discounts on outpatient drugs is under scrutiny from Congress, regulators and the pharmaceutical industry.
18. Clinic Expands Christ Community’s Services
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Last year, Christ Community Health Services delivered 652 Memphis babies. Even with that patient volume, the faith-based medical organization had to turn away about 180 patients daily because the organization’s facilities are stretched beyond capacity.
19. Partnerships Key in Baptist Operation Outreach
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Last week we highlighted the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival and “Memphis Rocks” category, which is a free opportunity for Memphians to submit short videos that spotlight positive perspectives about our city for a chance to see them shown on the silver screen. This week let us turn our attention to an organization that is now “well beyond a century” with a true heartbeat of giving back to the community: Baptist Memorial Health Care.
20. ‘All is Not Lost’
- Thursday, March 07, 2013
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has been nationally recognized for its work providing health care services for the homeless population of the Mid-South, helping people like Grace Hilton-Young transform their lives.
21. JIFF Fights Recidivism
- Monday, December 24, 2012
Last week we shared some helpful holiday safety tips, like locking car doors while pumping gas and hiding all belongings BEFORE getting to the store. Extending this theme of crime prevention, let us now highlight a local organization working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system to equip them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior: Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF).
22. Local Organizations Help Homeless Community
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Baptist Operation Outreach and Soles4Souls offered assistance to those less fortunate, providing health care services, food and clothing to the homeless, at annual events held during the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Cannon Wright Blount will present “Getting Started With QuickBooks: Learn From the Experts” Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its office 756 Ridge Lake Blvd., suite 100. Cost is $75. Visit cannonwrightblount.com or email email@example.com.
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. at the board’s office, 114 N. Main St. in the Crump Building. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
- Monday, October 08, 2012
The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Chris Hawk of The ServiceMaster Co. will speak about social media networking for jobseekers. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 752-6213.
26. Church and Money
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Many churches, like other nonprofits, have to grapple with challenges of operating facilities, paying salaries and providing funding for programs, schools and mission work. The economic challenges of recent years have impacted congregations raising questions new and old.
27. Commission to Appoint School Board Members
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.
The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
28. Methodist to Honor Four Recipients With Living Awards
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Methodist Healthcare Foundation is preparing to honor three individuals and one organization for their significant commitments to faith and healing in the Mid-South community and beyond.
Those local heroes will be celebrated during the 2012 Living Awards, which will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.
29. Court’s Ruling Won’t Impact Orgs.’ Missions
- Tuesday, July 03, 2012
In 1987, Dr. Scott Morris, a physician and United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center, a health care ministry that serves the working poor and their families.
30. All Smiles
- Monday, February 06, 2012
Faculty, students and staff from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry on Friday, Feb. 3, provided free dental services to more than 100 sixth- and seventh-grade students from Memphis Academy of Health Sciences.
31. Christ Community Receives March of Dimes Grant
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
The March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter awarded a $20,000 grant to Christ Community Health Services.
The grant will be used to expand services in Christ Community’s CenteringPregnancy program. CenteringPregnancy is a national program started by the Boston-based Centering Healthcare Institute Inc. to combat infant mortality.
32. A Century of Health Care
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Memphians packed the new Dr. H. Edward Garrett Auditorium at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis last month to listen to music icon Patti LaBelle discuss her struggle with diabetes and the grief she experienced after losing three sisters to cancer.
33. CCHS CEO Recognized With Leadership Award
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Burt Waller, CEO of Christ Community Health Services, recently was honored with the Logan Beasley Leadership Excellence Award for his work in expanding access to primary health care.
The award was presented by The Tennessee Primary Care Association, a nonprofit corporation connecting Tennesseans, especially the medically underserved, with health care services. The award is named in honor of Logan Beasley, whose work with the U.S. Public Health Service helped develop primary care services and strengthen community health centers.
34. New Memphians Get Taste of Thanksgiving
- Monday, November 21, 2011
New Memphian Sia Forleh, who spent three years in Malaysia after fleeing civil war in her native Liberia, enjoyed her first Thanksgiving celebration in Memphis Thursday, Nov. 17, with a group of 200 people that included other refugees from around the world, as well as new American friends and volunteers.
35. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
36. Law Isn’t Holy
- Friday, November 11, 2011
WE DON’T SPEAK FOR HIM, GOD KNOWS. When I write about politics and religion – lately, the same thing – questioning the judgment of some of our elected officials and self-anointed saviors, I’m apparently not only risking their self-righteous wrath, but the very wrath of heaven. Or, as we say around here, I am going straight to hell. So here goes.
37. Taylor Appointed To Commission - CCHS Claims Family Planning Contract
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.
Taylor, a Republican, won the District 1 Postion 3 seat vacated by Republican commissioner Mike Carpenter this month.
38. Christ Community Health Opens Hickory Hill Pharmacy
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Christ Community Health Services, a Christian-based nonprofit focused on fulfilling the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of Memphis’ medically underserved population, recently opened the Hickory Hill Health Center Pharmacy at 5366 Winchester Road to keep up with demand at its other two pharmacies: at the Third Street Health Center and Broad Avenue Health Center.
39. Commission to Fill Carpenter’s Seat
- Monday, October 17, 2011
The Shelby County Commission should be back at full strength by the end of the Monday, Oct. 17, meeting of the body.
Monday’s agenda includes the appointment of a new District 1 commissioner to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mike Carpenter.
- Friday, September 23, 2011
The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet for a Dutch treat lunch at Friday, Sept. 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Julie Pierotti, assistant curator at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 290-5721.
41. Agape Launches GED Pilot Program
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Bluff City has been an active player in the Talent Dividend, an initiative to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis Metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years, which could generate a $1 billion annual increase in personal income.
42. CCHS to Open Family Medicine Center
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Christ Community Health Services on Thursday, Aug. 11, will unveil the new University Family Medicine Center, a clinic in the heart of the Memphis Medical District that will serve medically underserved members of the community.
43. Powerlines Bring More Than Electricity
- Monday, July 11, 2011
Last week we offered an example of how corporations can leverage their marketing power to benefit nonprofits, like ePaymentAmerica’s “Swing for the Stars” promotion benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South. This week let us spotlight a holistic program that is connecting under-resourced neighborhoods with the resources and services needed to help create a more nurturing environment for children and families: the Powerlines Community Network.
44. A New Home
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
On a humid late May afternoon that signaled the imminent arrival of a sweltering Memphis summer, Burundi native Sedekia Imanairakiza seemed to be in his element, skillfully nurturing the soil and sowing the seeds that will yield fruitful summer crops at Urban Farms, a community garden in the heart of the city.
45. It’s Not the Peanut Butter
- Monday, May 02, 2011
Last week, we highlighted Girl Scouts Heart of the South, which is building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. This week, we turn the spotlight on an organization that is working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system and equipping them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior: Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF).
46. Nonprofit Excellence Gears Up for Conference
- Friday, April 22, 2011
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will offer the nonprofit community a full day’s worth of respected industry speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities during its sixth annual conference Wednesday.
47. Medical Breakthrough
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
The fourth and final in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.
As the health care industry inches closer to the full implementation of electronic health records – making paper charts a relic of the past – providers continue to examine the most efficient, patient-friendly ways to bring that high-tech goal to fruition.
48. Grant Encourages Food Stamps at Markets
- Monday, March 14, 2011
Farmers markets throughout Shelby County have no trouble attracting middle- and upper-class patrons who are health-conscious, but this year the push is to bring poorer populations to the table.
A grant awarded to GrowMemphis will provide economic incentives for food stamp users to buy fresh, local produce.
49. CCHS Opens Binghampton Dental Clinic
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Christ Community Health Services on Tuesday opened its state-of-the-art, $1.4 million, 5,000-square-foot dental facility at 2953 Broad Ave. in the heart of Memphis’ Binghampton neighborhood.
50. Wolfchase Auto Dealer Site Sells for $4M
- Friday, February 04, 2011
A Wolfchase auto dealership facility is officially changing hands and names.
First Tennessee Trust Department has bought the 48,085-square-foot auto dealership formerly known as Cadillac SAAB of Memphis, 7727 U.S. 64, for $4 million.
51. Stephen Hegdale Named General Manager at BarDett
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Stephen Hegdale has been named general manger of BarDett, dba A.S. Barboro, a Memphis-based distributor of Miller and Coors beer with ties to Nashville’s Det Distributing Co.
52. Prevention Through Awareness
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
World AIDS Day will be commemorated in Memphis Wednesday with a public ceremony to remember all Shelby County residents who’ve lost the battle to AIDS over the last 25 years.
First Baptist Church and Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, adjacent houses of worship at the busy corner of Poplar Avenue and East Parkway, have dedicated their front lawns for a World AIDS Day Marker Project.
53. City, Civic Orgs Gear Up for Annual Homeless Meal
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A number of corporate, civic and nonprofit groups are collaborating to produce the 26th Annual Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry, which takes place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
54. CCHS, Donlon Help City’s Underserved
- Monday, November 22, 2010
When Rick Donlon and three other newly minted doctors came to Memphis in the mid-1990s, they were attracted by circumstances most might not find so attractive: the largest concentration of medically-underserved communities in the state.
55. Binghampton Farmers Market Prepares for Sept. 4 Opening
- Friday, July 30, 2010
The Binghampton Development Corp. needs volunteers to help prepare for the opening of the city’s first farmers market linked to a commercial-scale, community gardening enterprise.
56. Stimulus Funds New Christ Community Dental Clinics
- Thursday, July 08, 2010
Federal stimulus money financed the construction of two dental clinics for Christ Community Health Services, but the 24 permanent positions created by the project will carry on after that funding has run its course.
57. Farmers Markets Planned for Under-Served Areas
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
Two nonprofit organizations will be seeking government approval Thursday to open farmers markets in Binghampton and South Memphis as part of an effort to make city residents healthier.
St. Andrew AME Church and the Binghampton Development Corp. are on the agenda for the 10 a.m. meeting of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board.
58. Shelby County Schools Files Permit For Millington Central Renovations
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
8057 Wilkinsville Road
Millington, TN 38053
Permit Amount: $3.9 Million
Project Cost: $5 million
Permit Date: Applied June 2010
Completion: July 2011
Owner: Shelby County Schools
Tenant: Millington Central High School
Contractor: Barnes & Brower Inc.
Architect: Steve Landwehr, Fleming/Associates/Architects PC
59. $2.4 Million Loan On CCHS Property Recorded
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Christ Community Health Services’ $2.4 million loan through First Tennessee Bank NA was recorded Friday by the Shelby County Register of Deeds.
60. Komen Organization Distributes $850,000-Plus
- Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised and distributed grants totaling $851,358 to combat breast cancer.
Dr. Susan Hoover, who chairs the grants committee, said the awarded money is the second largest dollar amount to date.
61. WKNO to Air CCHS Documentary
- Wednesday, May 26, 2010
In other Christ Community Health Services news, WKNO-TV will present a new half-hour documentary on the history and impact of the Memphis-area health service organization.
“Christ Community: A Ministry of Care” will premiere Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.
62. End of CCHS Grant Means Seven Layoffs
- Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Christ Community Health Services on June 1 will lay off seven employees, according to a notice from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Dislocated Worker Unit and confirmed by CCHS executive director Burt Waller.
63. Company Helps Baptist Give Eyeglasses to Homeless
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Davis Vision has begun providing free eyeglasses to homeless people who receive medical care through Baptist Operation Outreach.
About 250 people showed up to have their vision checked and receive health screenings Friday when the company from Plainview, N.Y., and Baptist kicked off the program.
64. Christ Community Granted $2.4 M in Revenue Bonds
- Friday, May 21, 2010
This week’s city-county Industrial Development Board meeting proved fruitful for Christ Community Health Services.
The IDB approved $2.4 million in revenue bonds to help the faith-based nonprofit organization double its Memphis footprint during the next five years.
65. Christ Community Health Services Granted $2.4M in Revenue Bonds
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the city-county Industrial Development Board proved fruitful for Christ Community Health Services.
The IDB approved $2.4 million in revenue bonds to help the faith-based nonprofit organization double its Memphis footprint during the next five years.
66. PILOT Approval Clears Way for $90M Investment at Lucite
- Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the city-county Industrial Development Board brought two companies – Lucite International and Christ Community Health Services – closer to expanding their Memphis operations.
The IDB unanimously approved a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) retention program for Lucite International to invest $90 million in its Memphis-area operation and keep 200 jobs intact.
67. MED Halts Spin-Off of Loop Clinics
- Friday, April 23, 2010
The board for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis decided Thursday to rescind the decision to spin off its Health Loop clinics to the Memphis Health Center.
The spin-off, which was recommended by FTI Cambio as a cost-cutting move, was originally proposed for completion months ago.
Dr. Reginald Coopwood, who became chief executive officer of The MED on March 1 when FTI Cambio’s management contract expired, had reservations about the hospital being without a primary care network.
At his job interview last November, he questioned whether the Memphis Health Center would continue referring patients to The MED.
Last month, he told Shelby County commissioners the hospital was reconsidering the decision to spin off the clinic.
It has yet to be determined, however, whether the hospital will keep the clinics for the long-term or strike a partnership with another health care entity.
“What our team will be doing is looking at whether the Loop Clinics are a good deal for The MED, or do we need to consider other options for Loop Clinics outside of The MED,” Coopwood said.
The clinics had an $8 million operating loss for the hospital during its 2009 fiscal year, an estimated $4.4 million loss for this year, a $2.6 million projected loss for 2011 and a $1.5 million projected loss for 2012.
A projection sheet the board considered Thursday would have the clinics operating in the black if Shelby County provides $2 million in subsidies this year and next year, which would be lowered to $1.5 million in 2012.
In the past, the county has subsidized the operation of the clinics with $3.8 million a year.
The MED early last year approached Christ Community Health Services and Memphis Health Center, which are federally qualified health clinics, about taking over their operations.
FTI Cambio had hoped to spin off the clinics by year’s end.
Only the Memphis Health Center agreed to consider the proposal.
On Dec. 17, The MED board passed a resolution approving the proposal to spin off five outpatient care clinics. The locations are the Hollywood, Bisson, Frayser, Third Street and Gurthrie clinics.
The decision Thursday to rescind that resolution was announced after an hourlong closed- door session, but the action will not become official until a follow-up vote occurs. That vote will be scheduled after seven days have passed, in accordance with state law.
Delays with the proposed spin-off were also a factor in the board’s decision.
“This was supposed to have happened in December,” Coopwood said. “We’re into late April going into May. In order for us to make the right decision, give the board good information, this is the first step that we had to do, is rescind that decision.”...
68. IDB Approves Lucite Retention PILOT
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The city-county Industrial Development Board on Wednesday approved a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) retention program for Lucite International to invest $90 million in its Memphis-area operation and keep 200 jobs intact.
69. Nonprofit Orgs Create Garden for Binghampton
- Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Land that lay fallow and forgotten for decades has been cleared and tilled for a garden to nourish Binghampton residents with fresh vegetables and provide them with jobs.
More than 30 volunteers shoveled mulch, planted seeds and built a hoop house on a 1.5-acre plot alongside Cypress Creek on Friday.
70. Methodist Poised to Launch Hospice
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is ready to break ground on a project it has been planning for years – a $7.9 million, 30-bed hospice facility on Quince Road in East Memphis.
Sally Aldrich, administrator and chief nursing officer for Methodist’s affiliated services division, which oversees the hospital’s hospice, home care and palliative care departments, said Methodist now has “the pledges in the door” and will begin construction this month.
71. Back to Basics
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Urban gardening efforts in Binghampton have prompted city officials to consider revising proposed land use ordinances that could stymie the greening of Memphis.
Planning officials spotted holes in the proposed laws when the Binghampton Development Corp. and Christ Community Health Services approached the city about starting a commercial gardening operation, which would create jobs and provide fresh foods in Binghampton, an area with a high poverty rate and no grocery store.
72. Today’s Council Activity Expected To Be Brisk
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Memphis City Council member Shea Flinn wants to close Madison Avenue to cars between Front and Cooper streets on Sunday mornings from 5 a.m. to noon.
Flinn’s resolution will be discussed by the council in committee sessions today, with a vote by the body in two weeks.
73. County OKs Spinoff Of MED Clinics
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has the blessing of the Shelby County Commission to spin off its Health Loop clinics as part of a cost-cutting plan for the financially struggling hospital.
The move was approved by the commission on Monday. The spinoff is one several actions recommended by FTI Cambio, the consulting firm providing interim
management of the MED and devising strategies to cut costs.
The firm has lived up to its contract in the eyes of the finance committee for the county-owned hospital. The committee recommended in another meeting Monday that the hospital pay FTI Cambio its full $10.4 million fee. A portion of that amount, $3.2 million, was tied to specified performance standards.
74. MED Task Force Members Appointed
- Thursday, December 03, 2009
Shelby County Interim Mayor Joyce Avery and County Commissioner Joe Ford, who will become county mayor Dec. 10, have appointed a task force to brainstorm short- and long-term solutions to the revenue crisis at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
75. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board
- Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.
- Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar series for business owners and executives today from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown, 2100 Exeter Road. Cost is $10. Breakfast will be provided. For reservations, call 755-1200.
- Monday, November 30, 2009
The Memphis Public Library and Information Center Board of Trustees will meet today at 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 415-2846.
- Friday, November 27, 2009
The Center for Southern Folklore will host a free performance by singer and guitarist James Bonner today from noon to 1 p.m. at the center, 123 S. Main St. For more information, call 525-3655.
79. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
80. Alliance for Nonprofit Org. Exceeds $200M in Grants
- Friday, October 16, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence this month surpassed the $200 million mark for helping nonprofit organizations receive grants.
The organization, which has existed since 1992, helps more than 200 nonprofit members in the Mid-South achieve their goals. The center operates with a full-time staff of four and one part-timer. For every dollar of local support the Alliance receives, it generates an average of $30 for the community through national funding for local agencies.
81. MED Eyes Mississippi for Funds, Arkansas Comes Through
- Thursday, September 24, 2009
Arkansas has notified The Regional Medical Center at Memphis it will send $2.3 million to offset the cost of taking care of uninsured patients from that state, and now hospital officials are hopeful Mississippi will provide funding.
82. Service First: Nonprofit orgs struggle to balance client needs with funding shortages
- Monday, September 14, 2009
Rahema Barber gazed into the void of the Power House. It looked as though all the art had been wiped away: blank walls, empty rooms and silent space.
What had been a center of creative energy was about to become a shuttered building once again – just six years after the nonprofit Delta Axis had transformed the old coal plant into a venue for contemporary art and film.
83. Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Brings on Johnson as CFO
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Brian Johnson has joined Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as chief financial officer.
Johnson previously worked as a public accountant at Ernst & Young. Prior to his time at Ernst & Young, he worked at U.S. Office Products and Accredo Health.
84. Koratsky Helps Start, Operate Labor and Employment Blog at Wyatt Tarrant
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
Kim Koratsky, a member of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP’s Labor and Employment Service Team, is serving as one of two editors of the firm’s new blog, Wyatt Employment Law Report, available at wyattemployment.wordpress.com.
85. Christ Community To Add Dental Clinics
- Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Christ Community Health Services announced Tuesday morning that it will add dental clinics at two of its health centers with $1.5 million in federal stimulus money.
Work at the Broad Avenue location could begin as early as October, while renovations at the Hickory Hill location may start in January.
86. Health Care Administrator Gives Back to Community
- Friday, August 07, 2009
Shantelle Leatherwood decided early in her career as a health care administrator to forgo the quest for a corner office in a hospital or executive suite and instead be closer to people.
She opted to work in community health centers. Leatherwood is the practice administrator at Christ Community Health Services.
87. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas
- Monday, July 06, 2009
Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.
- Thursday, June 25, 2009
Walt Schuler and Morris Landau will present a continuing education seminar titled “Medical Records Law: HIPAA Changes are Coming” today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. The seminar will focus on helping health care providers avoid costly investigations by federal and state authorities and to avoid lawsuits and bad publicity by maintaining the privacy and security of patients’ health. Registration is available today at the seminar or by visiting www.lorman.com.
89. Health Centers Could Acquire MED Clinics by September
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Two health center operations have identified the clinics they would like to acquire from The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, and Claude Watts, the hospital’s interim CEO, remains hopeful that an agreement can be reached by early to late September.
90. Hope Works Swims Against Recession Tide to Rebuild Lives
- Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Sometimes people who have made the wrong choices in life become so burdened by guilt they become resigned to being bad. Antonio Owens helps them confront that guilt so they can live a good life.
91. Health Clinics Receive Stimulus Funds
- Monday, April 06, 2009
Memphis Health Center and Christ Community Health Services will share portions of the $6.5 million in federal stimulus money the state has budgeted for community health centers.
The money for federally qualified health centers comes from Increased Demand for Services grants. Christ Community Health Services Inc. will receive $548,065 and Memphis Health Center will receive $285,003.
92. Clinic Spin-Off Possible, MED CEO Says
- Friday, March 27, 2009
Claude Watts, the interim president and chief executive officer of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, told the board of trustees for the county-owned hospital on Thursday morning that he is in talks to divest the hospital’s health loop clinics to community health centers that provide similar services.
93. Christ Community To Get New Health Center
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Christ Community Health Services will open a new health center in Hickory Hill April 2.
The Hickory Hill Health Center, at 5366 Winchester Road, will offer family and internal medicine and pediatric prenatal care and will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled beginning March 31 by calling 271-6100.
94. New Effort Shows Where to Go For Health Care
- Friday, January 23, 2009
A new initiative puts an easy-to-use guide into people’s hands that answers questions about where to go for health care.
The pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis on Thursday morning launched its Community Health Partnership “It’s In Our Hands” in the Memphis area. The intention is to link people in predominantly black neighborhoods with local health care professionals and health care resources.
95. Christ Community Praised by White House
- Thursday, January 22, 2009
Christ Community Health Services has been featured in a report issued by the Bush White House for its community efforts in the Memphis area.
The report, “Innovations in Compassion: A Final Report to the Armies of Compassion,” cites results achieved for people in need through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations.
96. Orange Mound Center Receives $400K Grant
- Friday, October 10, 2008
Christ Community Health Services has received a $400,000 federal grant for its Orange Mound Health Center.
Given by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the grant will allow for expansion of the medical capacity at the health center and will be used to increase access to the clinic for people in the Orange Mound neighborhood.
97. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.
Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.
98. Voter Registration Drive To Honor Health Center Week
- Friday, August 08, 2008
Christ Community Health Services will host a voter registration drive Sunday through Aug. 16 in honor of National Health Center Week.
The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3124 N. Thomas St., 2569 Douglass Ave., 2861 Broad Ave. and 3362 S. Third St.
99. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys
- Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.
Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.
100. Christ Community Files Loan For Central Ave. Center
- Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Christ Community Health Services Inc. has filed a $2.2 million construction loan for its property at 2595 Central Ave., the site of a former Walgreens. The loan was taken out through Regions Bank on June 25.